Defendant Sentenced for First-Degree Murder in Rio Linda Shooting
DATE: February 22, 2021
CASE: Joshua Imber (Case #17FE018232)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Timothy Carr, Homicide Unit
The Honorable Sharon Lueras sentenced Joshua Imber to 53 years to life in prison. On November 5, 2020, a jury convicted Imber of the first-degree murder of Charles Dynes, and further found that Imber discharged a firearm causing the victim’s death. On October 23, 2020, Imber pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Court also found that Imber has a prior 2000 strike conviction for reckless discharge of a firearm.
On September 27, 2017, Joshua Imber told his ex-girlfriend that he was contemplating suicide and made a remark about shooting her new boyfriend, Mr. Dynes. Shortly thereafter, Imber went to his ex-girlfriend’s house with a loaded .22 caliber handgun. Imber encountered Mr. Dynes in the driveway of his ex-girlfriend’s home and shot seven rounds at him. Mr. Dynes was struck multiple times, including a fatal wound to his head. Imber fled the scene, but was arrested the next morning in Corning, California. The murder weapon was found in Imber’s car.